And What Are We Missing? The pandemic of 2020 brought a lot of change to our lives. Okay, things change; that’s natural. But stay-at-home orders, social distancing, and masks were startling new additions to our collective normal. Not one person has gone unscathed. Especially in our work lives. Instead of freeways and public transportation, legions of workers make a daily commute from their bedroom to their couch or kitchen table. A day’s work has transformed at every level. Some people find themselves happily home alone. Others have a house full of kids trying to do laptop school while their significant other barricades in another room for a conference call. We all have a newfound appreciation for this technology revolution at home. Day after day people sit in a chair (or couch) staring at a screen full of people sitting in a chair (or couch). Typical 8-to-5’ers now rely on home wifi, sustained caffeine drips, and a Google calendar filled with screen-time meetings. Sure, you can say those “face-to-face” meetings are just as productive, but those pixelated rectangles of light and sound don’t capture the full story of what that other human is working through in life. We see only what they want us to see … a glimpse. So what do they see? Is their desk setup minimalist or covered in clutter? How are they staying productive at home? Coffee, tea, water, or other? Have you ever wondered what’s happening on the other side of the screen while you’re watching people work? If so, you’re in luck! Through the Looking Glass A few wonderful humans from the leadership team at Bitwise Industries were willing to share a quick picture of their workstation with us so we can see a bit of their world from their vantage point. They share the things that they need to stay on point while working hard from home. Let’s have some fun. Check out the pics below and see if that’s how you imagined their workspace. Jeanáe DuBois—Chief Marketing Officer As you can see, Jeanáe’s ability to multitask is set to level 99. All of her tech gear is well within reach while her journal and hydration station are tucked away on the right. Michelle Skoor—Chief Workforce Officer Michelle’s desk motif centers on clean lines and a classic look. Pay close attention to their subtle hype and attitude. You can see, “they obviously didn’t come to play.” Corey Shuman—Director of Software Engineering Corey’s workstation hails from a date marked somewhere in the distant future. This avid tinkerer is winning the “next-level” award. That 60-cycle hum you hear is Corey’s calling card. Miaka Hardcastle—Director of Project Management Miaka is short for minimalist. Sandi Olguin—Chief Real Estate Officer Sandi’s desk is strong in the earthquake preservation game. Also, you won’t see any orange-flavored Tic-Tacs because they are her favorite … and she ate them. We’re Better Together It’s amusing to poke a little fun while we work through tough moments together. As you can see, all of these workstations are different, just like the folks who sit at them. But that’s the point; we’re different. And that is awesome! Bitwise Industries thrives on being different. Because that’s where we find our beauty. It’s in the little quirks and subtle nuances that make us unique individuals. It gives us our personalities—and our personalities are worth fighting for every day. We’re a company of “I got your back.” Not only do we fight for the underdog; we’ll go out of our way to find them, pick them up, brush them off, get them to work, and tell them how much they matter and that they will make a positive difference in this world. If all of this sounds interesting to you, reach out to us. From tech apprenticeships to custom software that automates any process that will help you, we have a lot to offer. And we’d love to change the world with you, too. In fact, no one belongs here more than you. Click this link and find out why. This post was written by Jeff Rickels, Technical Writer for Bitwise Industries. He loves writing blogs like this one, playing guitar, and watching sports (or any TV, really) with his family. He hopes that his kids will find their life’s passion and use their unique awesomeness to inspire others.